El Balcon De Las Americas (Coral Springs, Margate, Plantation, Deerfield Beach)
***** El Balcon De Las Americas, 7932 West Sample Road, Coral Springs, Florida 33065, (954) 346-4590.
Got something really-really good for you guys…El Balcon De Las Americas—a joint that does Columbian/Latin stuff.
Just so you know, there are 4-locations…Jeff Eats “did” lunch at the Coral Springs’ restaurant.
You can check menu/prices/locations at www.balcondelasamericas.com.
The Coral Springs location has both indoor/outdoor patio seating. Not 100% sure on this, but when Jeff Eats, Mrs. Jeff Eats and another couple were there last Sunday afternoon around 3pm, it-seemed that we were the only customers “speaking” English. The joint was jammed packed and I’m gonna figure that at least 75 people were eating. Now you “scared-e-cats” don’t worry, the waiters and counter folks spoke English, so Jeff Eats, Mrs. Jeff Eats & Company had no problema what so-ever ordering. Based on the fact that Jeff Eats was a straight “D” student in high school/college Spanish–the bet here is that everyone else was speaking Spanish…but then again, what does a “D” student know? Putting two and two together, I’m thinking that a Columbian-Latin food joint “warrants” Spanish speakers, but then again, Portuguese sounds like Spanish to me, so I could have been dead wrong.
Anyway…this joint is one cool restaurant. Real easy going–can’t exactly explain the décor…let’s “say” a neighborhood diner with Latin flair.
El Balcon De Las Americas’ menu has a handful of breakfast items, appetizers, salads, soups, meat/chicken/seafood entrees, desserts.
Let me tell you that the arepa de cholo ($1.75) and beef empanadas ($.99) were dynamite…Our “party” also had, chuleta calena (thinly pounded/breaded/deep fried pork tenderloin-$8.99), carne asad (grilled flat steak-$10.99), chicken fajitas ($12.99), pargo rojo (deep fried red snapper-$13.99)…every item was delicious, the portions were enormous—and the prices were very-very reasonable.
Like I said before, think–neighborhood diner with a Latin flair and you’ll be on the right page.
It goes without saying, shorts/tee shirt ensembles are the dress of the day.
El Balcon De Las Americas is open 7 days a week for breakfast-lunch and dinner.
Jeff, it’s definitely Spanish. ive eaten in the one in coral springs, its very good. if you don’t watch the cars going by on sample road you’d swear you were in latin America somewhere or at least Hialeah. as you said very cool place.
It is FLAIR, as in “…Latin flair…”. Not flare, as in bright light or flare gun.
FOOD IS GREAT.
LOVE SITTING OUTSIDE AT CORAL SPRINGS JOINT.
THIS IS A VERY GOOD RECOMMENDATION.
HOPE YOUR READERS CHECK THIS ONE OUT BECAUSE ITS DEFINITELY WORTH A TRY.
Went to Deerfield, thought food was lousy.
Portions are gigantic and food is fresh and delicious. Prices super cheap.